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2023 - 2024 Year 3 Rabbits & Robins

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Welcome to Year 3!

 

 

Mrs Gardiner

                                             Mrs Gardiner

 

You will be able to see all of the wonderful learning your child is doing in Year 3 and also some helpful places you can go to for more learning at home.

Please encourage your child to read their reading books, learn their weekly spelling and to practise their times tables.

If you have any questions about your child's learning then please come and speak to the class teacher or book an appointment.

Useful Websites

 

 

Name those bones

Science song to help us remember some of the main bones in our body.

French numbers

In class the children have been practising their numbers to 20. They can sing along with the video!

Mathematics (addition and subtraction reminder)

Spelling

 

 

Week beginning 05.02.24

 

Adding the Suffix -ness (1)

 

We can add the suffix -n-e-s-s, ness, to a root word to make a noun:

sad + ness makes the word sadness. Today we are going to look at adding the suffix -ness to words.

Let’s add -ness to some more words to make nouns.

 

root word

root word + suffix -ness

sad

sadness

late

lateness 

kind

kindness 

foolish 

foolishness

good

goodness

 

 

Week beginning 29.01.24

 

The ee sound spelt ey

 

Exaggerate the last sound so that each word rhymes with 'see'

 

e

ee

e-e

ea

e

y

ey

 

key               money     

donkey          journey    

chimney        turkey 

honey           trolley   

monkey         alley

 

It is easy to make words ending in -ey into plurals. Just add the
suffix -s.

 

root word

root word +

suffix -s

key

keys

monkey

monkeys

troll

trolleys

 

 

 

Week beginning 22.01.24

 

Adding the suffixes -er or -est 

If a word ends in a short vowel + a consonant, double the consonant before adding -er or -est.

 

Double the consonant before adding -er or -est.

Go!   

 

Let’s watch what happens to our adjectives when we follow the rule:  

hot

hotter

hottest

 

 

big

bigger

biggest

 

fat

fatter

fattest

 

Here are some more words ending in a short vowel + a consonant.

Let’s double the consonant before adding -er or -est.

 

root word

double the consonant before adding
-er or -est

thin

thinner thinnest

sad

sadder saddest

fit

fitter fittest

slim

slimmer slimmest

 

Week beginning 15.01.24

 

Adding suffixes -er or -est

 

If a word ends in y, we swap the y for an i before adding -er or -est.

 

happy     happi    happier     happier

silly       silli     sillier      silliest

jolly      jolli     jollier     jolliest

funny     funni     funnier    funniest

 

 

If a word sends in e, we drop the e before adding -er or -est.

 

wide    wid     wider    widest

fine     fin     finer     finest

wise    wis     wiser     wisest

nice     nic     nicer     nicest

 

 

Week Beginning 08.01.24

 

Adding suffixes -er or -est

 

No change is needed to these words below before adding -er or -est

 

fast   faster    fastest

slow   slower   slowest

soft    softer    softest

loud    louder     loudest

quick    quicker     quickest

hard     harder     hardest

 

If a word ends in e, we drop the e before adding -er or -est

 

large     larger largest

wide   wider    widest

rude   ruder    rudest

 

 

 

Week Beginning 02.01.24

 

The r sound spelt wr

 

Some words begin with the r sound spelt wr.

It is silent w.

Silent w often comes before the letter r.

 

r

rr

wr   wrap  wreck     wrong     

wrist

wriggle

wrote

wrestle

write

wrinkle

 

Homophone Alert

Words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings are called homophones, e.g. write  right

wrap  rap      

I will wrap the present using yellow paper.

Did you hear the rap on the door?

 

 

 

Week Beginning 11.12.23

 

Please help you child learn the weekly spelling words. We will be checking how well they learned them every Friday.

 

Adding the suffix -ed

 

If a word ends in e, we drop the e before adding -ed.

 

Poke        Poked

Pile          Piled

Trickle     Trickled

Wave       Waved

 

 

REVISION

 

If a word ends in a short vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u) + a consonant, we double the consonant before adding -ed.

 

rot     rotted

tap    tapped

jog     jogged

flip      flipped

 

If a word ends in a consonant +y, we swap the y for an i before adding -ed.

 

fry        fried

multiply    multiplied

deny          denied

cry            cried

 

 

rule

hike

shape

tickle

bottle

tackle

smile

collide

battle

phone

twizzle

frazzle

stripe

wave

bottle

like

bug

stop

chat

 

Practise these spelling with and without the suffix. Remember the rules when adding the suffixes.

 

 

Week Beginning 04.12.23

 

Please help you child learn the weekly spelling words. We will be checking how well they learned them every Friday.

 

Adding the Suffix - ed

 

If a word ends in the consonant +y, we swap the y for an i before adding -ed.

 

TIP:

Some root words ending in a consonant +y can end in the igh sound (such as cry and reply) but others end in the ee sound (such as copy and hurry),

 

cry   swap the y for an i          cried

reply                                          replied

copy                                           copied

dry                                               dried

try                                                tried

hurry                                           hurried

 

multiply

fry

study

copy

hurry

marry

dry

cry

try

reply

scurry

carry                                                Remember to apply the rule to all of these root words.

 

 

Week Beginning 27.11.23

 

Please help you child learn the weekly spelling words. We will be checking how well they learned them every Friday.

 

Adding the Suffix -ed 

 

If a word ends in two consonants, just add -ed.

paint      painted

hunt       hunted

jump      jumped

buzz      buzzed

 

If a word ends in a short vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u) + a consonant, we double the consonant before adding -ed.

 

pat          patted

nip           nipped

jet            jetted

drop         dropped

 

Below are some root words. Think about how you need to add the -ed suffix following the rules.

 

drop

pat

tap

spot

step

shop

skip

pop

spot

slip

hum

 

Week Beginning 20.11.23

 

Please help you child learn the weekly spelling words. We will be checking how well they learned them every Friday.

The o sound spelt a after w and qu.

 

Rhyme to remember

Spell o with an a after w as in wash.

Spell o with an a after qu as in squash.

 

was

want

wash

watch

wand

wasp

wallet

quantity

quality

quarrel

squash

squat

 

 

Week Beginning 13.11.23

 

Please help you child learn the weekly spelling words. We will be checking how well they learned them every Friday.

 

The sound

 

  1. The sound is always spelt before a, o and u.    jar      join        adjust
  2. The j sound is often spelt g before e, i or y.     gentle  gem       energy
  3. The j sound is spelt ge at the end of the word.   large    charge    barge     fringe
  4. The j sound is often spelt dge at the end of a word after the short vowel sounds a, e, i, o, or u.

 

jacket

jar

jog

join

adjust

gentle

gem

giant

magic

energy

charge

large

fringe

barge

badge

ledge

bridge

splodge

fudge

 

 

Week Beginning 30.10.23

 

Please help you child learn the weekly spelling words. We will be checking how well they learned them every Friday.

 

Adding the suffix -ing

 

If a word ends in a short vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u) + a consonant before adding the suffix -ing.

 

putting - the consonant is doubled before adding the -ing

knotting

drumming

tripping

nodding

clapping

TIP: Never double the letters or x

 

Have a look at the words below. What words need to be changed before adding -ing because they end in a short vowel and a consonant.

 

drop         rain       shock        jump        bat        shout

 

 

Here are some more words for you to learn.

prodding

beginning

spinning

nodding

shrugging

dropping

skipping

running

 

It would be a good idea to learn the root words becasue you might be asked to spell the root word without the suffix added.

 

 

Week beginning 16.10.23

 

Please help you child learn the weekly spelling words. We will be checking how well they learned them every Friday.

 

Lots of words end with the igh sound spelt y.

Rhyme to remember 

If the end of the word sounds like igh, it is almost always spelt with a y.

shy

sky

sly

dry

try

fly

cry

rely

reply

nearby

terrify

horrify

petrify

multiply

butterfly

 

What happens to these words if you add the suffix 'ing' to the end?

 

 

Week beginning 09.10.23

 

Please help you child learn the weekly spelling words. We will be checking how well they learned them every Friday.

 

Some words begin with the sound spelt kn.

It is a silent k, Silent only ever comes before the letter n.

  

Here are words using the kn sound.

knew

know

knot

knight

knit

knife

kneel

knee

knock

knead

knuckle

 

Here are the words using the gn sound.

gnat

gnaw

gnome

gnash

gnarl

 

Your child will also be looking at adding the suffix the words this week as well.

 

TIP: The t in the knit is doubled when the suffix -ing or -ed is added.

 

knitting

knotted

kneeling

knights

knowing

knocked

 

 

 

Week beginning 02.10.23

 

Please help you child learn the weekly spelling words. We will be checking how well they learned them every Friday.

 

This week our spelling are all using suffixes. 

  • We can add the suffix -ly to root words to make an adverb
  • when a word ends in a Y we swap the y for an i before adding -ly

 

Here are the words

  • bad
  • quick
  • kind
  • sad
  • loud
  • glad
  • slow
  • foolish
  • quiet
  • warm
  • hear
  • snug
  • soft
  • weak
  • week

Homophone alert      The words weak and week sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.

Weak = not very strong

Week = a period of seven day

 

 

 

Week beginning 25.09.23

 

Please help your child to learn the weekly spelling words. We will be checking how well they have learned them every Friday.

 

 

 

breeze

wheeze

mouse

curve

simple

grease

cheese

smoke

craze

spike

spice

shine

whine

bone

laze

wave

 

Add the suffix 'y' to some root words ending in e to make adjectives. We drop the 'e' before adding y.

 

Week beginning 18.09.23

 

fun

sag

dot

yum

nut

mud

bog

spot

slop

sun

slip

run

fog

chop

bag

 

Help your child to spell the words when they have had a suffix added to them.

Add a 'y' to the end of the word. Make sure you are following the spelling rules. 

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